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PORTLAND DAILY PRESS.
^ESTABLISHED JUKE 23, !868. TOL. 18. ^ PORTLAND MON DAT MORNING. DECEMBER 22. 1873. TERMS M.uo pE1, Am'M M ADVANCE^ IHF. PORTLAND DAILY PRESS Published every day (Sundays excepted) by the PORTLAND PUBLISHING UO., At 109 Exchange St, Portland. Terms : Eivht Dollars a Year in advance. To ■lall subscribers Seven Dollars a Year if paid in ad Yanee. THE MAINE STATE PRESS le published every Thursday Morning »t |2 M a year, if paid in advance, at 12 00 a year. Katbi of Advertising: One Inch of space, ongtli of column, constitutes a “square.** *1 80 per square daily first week: 75 cents per Wuik after; three insertions, or less, $1 00; continu ing every other day after first week, 50 cente. Half square, three insertions or less, 75 cents; one week. J1 00; 50 cents per week after. Special Notices, one third additional. Under head of “Amusements,’’ and “Auction Sales’’, *2 00 per equate per week; three insertions or less 91 50. Advertisements inserted in the “Main* Stat* FRE88 (Which has a large circulation iu every part ««***?) ** 91 00 per square ior first insertion, Won ^ ceD*8 Per B(luare for each subsequent inser Address all communications to PORTLAND PUBLISHING CO. BUSINESS CARDS. GEO. E. COLONS, PHOTOGRAPHIC 'ARTIST, 316 CONGRESS STREET, T« prepared to make all the various styles of Card Picture*, Rentrant, Medallion, Arc., from Retouched Neon tire*. By this process we Get rid of Freckle*, Moles and other im perfections of the Whin. For all of which no extra charge will be made. AH work warranted to please. Call and examine for yourselves. mchl8dtf W. L. KEILER, FRESCO PAINTER, NO. 833 CONGRESS STREET, RESIDENCE 6 MAY STREET. .„ Portland. Me. lyiTtf JAMES O’DONNELL. COUNSELLOR AT LAW, haa removed to NO. 84 1-9 HIDDI.E (TRIIET, (2nd door below Canal Bank,) PORTLAND, MAINE. ’ommlBBioner of deeds for the several States, febtt J. II. LAMSOST, PHOTOGRAPHER, No. 152 Middle Street. POBTLA1VD, MB. Copying and enlarging done to order. All the new styles, Berlins, Rembrants, Medallion he Porcelain, or Mezzotint card, and the retouched card, by which new process we get rid of freckles moles,wrinkles and all imperfections of the skin. Call and judge for yourselves. EP"~Motto—Goed work at Moderate Price*. Aim to Fleam. may 20 ROSS & STURDIVANT, WHOLESALE COAL DEALERS 179 Commercial St., Portland. Sole agents in Maine for the sale and shipment of the Celebrated Coal mined by Messrs. Ham mett Neill & Co., of Philadelphia. We have also lor sale at lowest market price, Wilkesbarre, Scranton, Lackawanna, and Pittston Coals, shipped from the vicinity of New York. Ves sels procured for the tranportation of coals from rt of shinment o any point desired. tfanr27 PORTLAND MACHINE WORKS Engineers. Iron Founders, Boiler Makers and Blacksmiths. MAKCFACTUBEBS OF KARINE, STATIONARY AND PORTA BLE STEAK ENGINES. PORTLAND, MAINE. .pH tf W. C. CLARK, 103 FEDERAL STREET, S D..n East af Temple St., ■urAS AND WATER PIPING. »p2i t£_ ~ HENRY F. T. MERRILL, COUNSELOR AT LAW lf«t 30 Exehaage St., Portland. Formerly of the U. S. Treasury Department and Attorney in all the courts in the District of' olumbia, will attend to the prosecution of claims teiors the Court of Claims and the various departments at Washington.octl l-*t BUTLER & LIBBY, Attorneys & Counsellors at Law, (Caeco Bank Building) •1 MIDDLE ST., PORTLAND. M. M. Bptleb. de!6dtf_C. F. Libby. JAMES F. PICKERING, WILLIAM HOBSON, OUNSELLORS AT LA W, 35 OLD STATE HOUSE, BOSTON. ant_ dm CHRISTMAS 1873! FRENCH CHAMBER SETS, $4.00 THE LOWEST PRICK EVER KNOWN — AT — Hooper, Eaton & Co., — DEALERS nr — Good Chi Idren, AT 60 CENTS EACH, — AND 5 EVERYTHING- ELSE ■ — IS THE — House Furnishing Line! — AT — EQUALLY LOW PRICES. — AT — Hooper, Eaton & Co., OLD POST OFFICE, 123 EXCHANGE ST. dell C2w Why will you have LEAKY ROOFS when with a box ot our Elastic Cement yon can yourself stop all leaks around your Chimnies, Sky lights, Gutters, etc. Ten lbs. box es 60 cts-, fifteen lbs. T# cts. Every box is warranted and has cn It directions for using. J. N. McCOY & CO., 98 Spring Street, nolttf_Portland Me. NOTICE! THE undersigned have loimed an Association to be kuown as Chandler's Hand, for the pnrpose ol urnishing niu.ic for Bala Parties, Concerts, Le vee*. &c , al .er Sept. 1st, 1373. D. H. Chandler, Chas. Grimmer, J. M. Mcllaly, C. M. Richardson, J. Tyler, E. M. Gammon. All engagement must be made with D. H. Chand ler. Leader. ejr’Any number of pieces furnished. [Advertiser copy.] Jy23ti MISCELLANEOUS. "look717ook7 DOWN GOES THE PRICES TO THE BOTTOM. BRIGGS & CO., 305 Congress Street, OFFER THEIR "Whole Stock UNTIL JANUARY 1st, AT COST. We have one of tbe BEST STOCK OF GOODS In the City, and we shall do as we say, sell at COST AND LESS. WE HAVE THE BEST STOCK -OF HOSIERY AND SMALL WARES In the State, and we shall and do otter the WHOLE AT COST. We mean business, and if you will come and bring your money, you can have goods at GREAT BARGAINS. HOLIDAY GOODS. You can have them at YOUR OWN PRICE, for we shall close them out at SOME PRICE. Don’t Forget the Number, 305 Congress St., Between Brown and Casco Streets. BRIGGS & CO. decindtf U OLIDAT G 001)8 S WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. DAVIS & CO. de!6_ _dtf_ hOLI DAY GOODS. Those in pursuit of Gift Goods, for Christmas & New Years Are Invited to examine our «tork of Foreign & American Watches, Chains, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware, Ac., Ac. GERRISH & PEARSON. del7 d2w CHILDREN’S Furnishing House, 347 CONGRESS STREET. Childrens’ Clothing of all kinds, Ready Hade and Hade to Order. L. R. MARTIN. oc!3 eod3m 500 OVERCOATS — AND — REEFERS, -OF A FAVLBD STOCK OF CLOTHING, just received from New York, which I guarantee to s 11 at retail at LOWER PRICES than can be obtained in any Wholesale Clothing House in Boston or New York, at Sew York Clothing St ire, 171 Forest., J. F. SISK. nol2 dtf For the Holidays! Confectionery Emporium — FOB — CHRISTMAS & NEW TEAR. Call and see our fresh, large and attractive stock ot Candies & Confectionery, Toys, Fancy Boxes, Nats of all Kinds. pg^Eyfry thing Deliciously Frcih.JH GEORGE HUDSON, No. 357 Congress St., del 8_____2* A EDEN J. BL.ETHEN, ATTORNEY AT IvAW, 49 1-a exchange imebt, Portland, Maine. Special and prompt attention given to collections of e/ery kind, and the execution of legal document*. dc20-3mo MISCELLANEOUS. -- ~T _ $gj ^ ^ ^ ^ ^p ^p HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE Who paid an exorbitant price tor Holiday Goods! last year found to tbeir chagrin and dissatisfaction that the same gifts, equal in style and quality, were to be found in profusion at the Eureka Dollar Store. But “live and learn” is the motro of the world, and thi»year they will know better, for at the *‘Eureka” U to be found one of the Finest Assortments of Holiday Gifts for Old and Young to be Seen East of Boston for THE PRICE, CONSISTING OF Vases, Toilet Sets, Silver Glass Ware, Glass Sets, etc., in New, Choice and Rich Designs, KID GLOVES, SLTPPER PATTERNS, CHROMOS, ENGRAVINGS, STEREOSCOPES, VIEWS, BOOK RACKS, BRACKETS, CLOCKS, ALBUMS, VIOLINS, CONCERTINAS, The Largest Stock of Toys in the city, and hun dreds of other articles that we haven't time to men tion. Come in and see us whether yon buy or not. H. LIN F IE L D & CO., 384 CONGRESS STREET, Opposite Preble Rouse. Schumacher Brothers would respectfully invite the attention of the public to their stock of FINE ART GOODS — FOR THE — Holiday_ Trade. We have just opened some cases of BEAUTIFUL SWISS CARVING of our own importations, which we shall sell very low. We have an immense stock of PICTURES & FRAMES IN ALL DESIRABLE STYLES. FINE ORNAMENTS —IS - BRONZE, PARIAN, TERRA COTTA, ALABASTER, AND MARBLE, Black Walnut Easels, Brackets, WALL POCKETS, Ac., in great variety and in new and beautiful patterns and unique in tnhh, A very choice assortment of STEREOSCOPIC GOODS — AND — MANF OTHER FINE THING*. which we shall be HAPPY TO SHOW OUR CUSTOMERS* With our incieased facilities for MANUFACTURING FRAMES we feel confident that we can meet the requirements of all. We have recently employed gilders tiom New York, who do such work as can only be ob tained in the large cities. PLEASE CALL AND SEE US — AT — 5 DEERIKO BLOCK. del6 2w MARKED DOWN! DOWN! DOWN ! 18 THE CRY OE THE TINEA H. TALBOT & CO., Not to be outdone in selling Goods in their line cheap, are offering their large stock of TRIMMINGS at a beav} discount. In fact almost at customers* own prices. GIMPS. FRINGES, ORNAMENTS, BUTTONS, BRAIDS, VELVETS, Ac. They must be closed out before THE 1st OE JANUARY. Ladies’ ard Children’* Underwear, Ho siery and Gloves, Hand knit and woven Worsted Goods, Holi day Goods* All at a big discount. |y Close buyers of Goods, this is your opportunity. Call at NO. 6 Clapp’s Block, AND SEE GOODS AND PRICES. H. TALBOT & CO., _de9 dtl FRAME AND CLIPPER SLEDS FOR SALE — AT — MANUFACTURERS’ PRICES ! — AT — WHOLESALE A RETAIL! Also an assoitment of Iron and Wooden Snow Shovels I KENDALL A WHITNEY. Portland, Nov. 18, 1873. is 5w SWEET CIDER. Received this day and lor sale 70 Barrels Extra Sweet Cider. S. P. BARBOUR, NO. 133 COMMERCIAL STREET. de!3 tf HEW JKOEASSES ! 300 Puncheon, new Dcmerara Muscavado Molasses. Very handsome; now landing from Brig ‘‘Lena,’* and for sale by E. CHURCHILL A CO., del7dlw NO. 4 PORTLAND PIER. ^DRESSED 1IOGS. 75 Choice Dressed Hogs just received and for sale by J. F. RANDALL A CO„ C'ommrrrial Street, bend Central Wharf, de!7lw» Cheapest Book Store In the United States, AT COLBY'S, 119 Exchange St. Largest stock in the city and lowest price?. All kinds of Books at wholesale prices or less. Albert Colby (;‘tbe old man**) will be personally present every Wednesday in December. ALBERT COLBY & SONS, de4tf Publishers and Booksellers. ! MRS. S. J. CLOUGH, COR. OF FREE A CENTER STS., Has a fine assortment of Useful and Fancy Articles for the Holiday trade, which will be sold as low as enn be bought In this city. tys tamping, Finking and machine Stitching done to order. de9d3w MISCELLANEOUS. CHRISTMAS AND NEW TEAR’S THIS IS OUR BIRD AT BURLEIGH’S CAN BE FOUND A Full Assortment - OF - HOLIDAY GOODS, COMPRISING A. LARGE STOCK — OF — Fine Ready-Made Clothing, And the Ladies cannot give a gentleman anything better than a good suit ot Burleigh’s Clothes. We bare the Largest and Finest Stock of Furnishing Good* T IN THE CITY. Scotch, Fine Lambs’ Wool, Contoocook, Millbury, and Lumbermen SHIRTS AND DRAWERS IN ALL COLORS. Wool, Iflerino & Cot ton Socks. American, English and French SUSPENDERS From 25 cents to $125. Calf, Lamb’s Wool Lined Gloves and Mittens, Cloth, Kid, Buck and Sheep Gloves in all Grades and too Numerous to mention, and we also have lOO Doz. of Fine Dog Skin Gloves slightly damaged by heat, worth $24 per Doz., which we will sell tor $1 25 a pair. Cardigan Jackets, r machine and Hand Knit. Wool Scarfs. Wristers, Mittens and. Gloves, FINE SILK CASHMERE AND COTTON MUFFLERS. Linen Handkerchiefs Hemmed and ITnhemmed, PET EP IN NEAT BOXES. Silk Ties, Bows. Windsor Scarfs, and Squaie Handkerchiefs, lrom Nothing to $1 50. Our Gents Jewelry Department is Complete, having received AFRESH IMPORTATION — OF — English Goods, Gold, Silver Plated, Oriode Tin and Brass Cuff But tons, Stnds, Scarf Bings and Pins. And Still We Continue to Sell the Shirts and Drawers tor 38 cts worth $1 00 and Shaker Socks for 25 cts, worth 40 cts, and we shall continue to sell until we have closed onr entire wholesale stock. Come Early for They are Going Fast. GRAND RUSH! - FOR — J. BURLEIGH'S Great American Eagle STORE, 89 Middle Street. If you do not Want a Good Trade We advise You not to Come. THIS IS NOT OUR BIRD. | d&w-» dti MISCELLANEOUS. HORATIO STAPLES —OP— 78 Middle Street, RISKS TO KXPKAIIt. I have a few special ob jects of interest to which I wish to call the attention of all who intend giving themselves a feeling of sat isfaction, by making a few presents on Christmas to their friends,—Presents that,while inexpensive, are sensible and in good taste. Now nothing is more ac ceptable as a Christmas present to a lady or gen tleman than a set of 1-2 dozen Fine Hand kerchiefs IN A PRETTY BOX. I have on my counters an abun dance of them. They were bought cheap, and will be sold at a small profit, not at cost nor any such nonsense. Then another Present that al ways brings out the remark, “Why this is just what I have been wishing for,” is a a good POBTMOMAIE. I have a perfect assortment of them, from a Lilliputian one for the Baby to the finest Russia Leather Purse fit for a King, in cluding the old fashioned Calf skin that last a hundred years to a aay. Ladies’ sets of Collars and Cuffs are always in order. I hare a full line of Ladies’ KID MITTENS, LINED, — ALSO — Ladies’ Kid & Buck Gaunt lets trimmed with Fur and lined. WORSTED JACKETS FOR LA DIES AND CHILDREN, CLOUDS, GAITERS, and all kinds ot Worsted Goods. Previous to this exposition of CHRISTMAS GOODS and in order to make more room to exhibit them, I propose to run off at 25 Cents per Yard a large stock ot Fine Dress Goods in choice colors and good quality. In anticipation of the sure rise in Cotton Goods, including Prints, I have laid in a large stock which will be sold at PANIC PRIECS ! Don’t buy a yard of Sheeting nntil yen have seen my Extra Heavy Lawrence XX brand at 12 1-2 Cents But the piide of my Stock is my splendid bargains in BLACK SILKS. HORATIO STAPLES 78 Middle Street, BOYD BLOCK. dels oed2w __MISCELLANEOUS. SPECIAL SALE OF WINTER CLOAKS. DWIGHT C. GOLDER & CO., 4 AND 5 FREE STREET. GREAT BARGAINS IN Ladies’ C I o a k s & Jackets. We shall oftfer ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1 2 5 of our Newest and most Desirable Winter Garments at $ 1 5. These are Garments that we have been selling from $18.50 to $22.50, consisting of English Walking Jackets, Ladies En glish Ooats, Dollmans and full Cloaks. 2 5 Ladies buits in Alpaca, Bnlliantme and Poplins. Ladies will find these greater bargains than will be offered again this season, A SHALL LOT OF CLOAKS IN DOLLHAN PATTERNS AT 812, OUR FORHER PRICE 815. de!3 dtf GRAND EXHIBITION —OF— HOLIDAY GOODS, AT — T. LOBENSTEIN S,1 7i Monday, December 1st, and continued throughout the Holiday Season. These Goods were carefully selected by myself in New York, in the height of the “Panic.” and were bought at the unpar alleled low prices then ruling. This will enable me to lay before my patron• one of the most varied and elegant assort ment of articles tor the Holidays ever eern in Portland, and to sell the >ame at very low figures. Ladies and Gentlemen in search of articles of use and beauty for Holiday purposes will find it for tneir aavantage hi can aim examine Goods and Prices. T. LOBENSTEIN, 4 Deering Block, Congress Street. no29 tf SALT AFLOAT. Hogthttl* Turks Island, discharging from bark ‘*Ada Gray.'* IN STORE. 1J00 Hogsheads Bonaire and Cagliari. 1000 “ Cadiz and Liverpool. Bv car load. No charge of trucking, and discount in i price. FISH. Ameaican and En?1ish Cod and Pollock, Cusk, Hake and Haddock. Shore and Bay Mackerel, No.’s 1, 2 and 3. Pie&led and Smoked Herrings, Smoked Salmon, Halibut, Blouters and Haddies, OIL. SO barrels Cod, Shore and Monbaden. BANA & CO. dec8lrolad&w Grand Opening — OF — Christmas Presents ON MONDAY — AT — 94 EXCHANGE STREET, C. BAY, Jr., & CO., COMPRISING Gold and Silver Watches, (fold Chain*, Gold Placer Ring*, Thimble*, Charm*, Pin*, Silver Thimble*. Gold Studs, Sleeve Button*. Silver Fruit Knave*, do Napkin Rings, Opera Culasses, Writing Ue*ks, Work Boxes, Wntck Stand*, Ore* in'* Cases. Toilet Sells, Vases, Work Aland*, Work Bankets, Travelling Basket*. La dies’ and Gents’ Wallet*, Bracket*. Reek ing Horses, Sleds, Games, Books, &r. Our stock ot Tojs is to numerous to mention which is larger this year than ever, and prices lower. We have a large stock of those 91.00 Flower Pot Stand*. de!3dt25 FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE. Can be tound at Geo. A. Whitney &€o. 46 EXCHANGE STREET, A splendid assortment of goods suitable for Christmas Presents! EAST CHAIRS, RECEPTION CHAIRS, and FOLDING CHAIRS. BRACKETS, WALL POCK ETS, SLIPPER POCKETS, TOWEL RACKS. OT TOMANS. PIANO STOOLS, PARLOR DESKS. WORK TABLES, BOUQUET STANDS, BIBLE STANDS, MUSIC RACKS. ALSO, TOE LARGEST STOCK «F FURNI TURE IN MAINE, Nearly all of our own manufacture, which we shat sell as Law n. the Lownl. By Our motto Isl “Not to be undersold,” Geo. A.Whitney & Co. Ko. 46 Exchange St. doc!82w $20,000 To loan on (list class Mortgages in Portland and Vicinity in sums to suit. Real Estate Securities. paying 8 to 10 per cent” inetrest free of Taxes. Investments in Real Estate in Portland and vicinity, if Judiciously made, are the best, and safest modes of employing cap ital. First class securities always on hand. Inteiest and principal collected without, cl large. Guarani fes perfect title and ample security in a 1 its Real Es tate loans. Real Estate investmenis and improvements made on commission and on shares. B&nkaole paper bought and sold. G. R. DAVIS, Beal Estate and Loan Agency Brown’s Block. «16 2d p eodly ICE. CARGOES OF PURE I C E Faroi.h.d ttd Shipped by IV. O CRAM. deDdlitf X-MAS PRESENTS Cheaper than Ever. The LARGEST STOCK in the State To Select from, consisting of FINE WATCHES, In Gold and Silver Cases, Stem and Key Winders. Of bwiss and American Manufacture. RICH JEWELRY. (ALL THE NEW STYLES.) SILVER & PLATED WARE, In new and elegant designs, and of the best manu facture. FEEN CH CLOCKS (IMPORTED EXPRESSLY FOR ME.) BRONZES, VASES,* OPERA GLASSES, RUSSIA LEATHER FANS, AND FANCY GOODS. CALL AND EXAMINE. ABNER LOWELL, 155 Middle St. ___ ilccl8-lf Oriu Hawkes & Co. __ | Custom Department. We shall offer until Jan. 1st our entire assortment of line English and French TROWSERINGB made to order at the uni form price of $13.00. We have been selling them at from $15.00 to $18.00. Elegant Fabrics, Choice Colors. 290 & 292 Congress, OPP. PREBLE HOUSE. tfclG_ dtdii Imperishable Fragrance. MURRAY & LANMAN’S CELEBRATED FLORIDA WATER, The richest, most lasting, yet most delicate ol al perfumes, for use on tne HANDKERCHIEF, AT THE IOILET, AND IN THE BATH. As there are imitations and counterfeits, always ask for the Flordia Water which has on the bottle, on the label, and on the pamphlet, the names ol MUBKA1 & lAmi.l, without v hifh none in genuine. jyl old au8<123w THE HOLIDAYS^ Are near at hand and the longer the buying of Presents is delayed the more difficult their selection becomes. Before yon decide what to purchase, we Invite you to exaraiue the fine stock of Cabinet and Parlor Organs at the wareroom of Small & Knight, MANTJFACTUBKRS, 154 EXCHANGE STREET, They have new an«l pleasing designs of Cap 8, and for beanty of tone anti tini-h. the instruments are unequuled; and are sold at prices to suit the t.mes. either for cash, or on installments. del2d2w MANUFACTURERS FIRE & MARINE Insurance Company, OF BOSTON, IW4SS. CAPITAL, $500,000. j RUFUS W.DEERING, AGENT, No. 5 Exchange Street. not t!2p A Merry,Happy Sleigli Ride THE subscriber takes this method to Inform the public that lie has refitted and furnished hb Sleigh B1KCK 4 IIAUPI ft in splcndh stv e, ami will holn him-elt in readiness ot the short est notice to wait upon parties ou the most reasona ble terms. Also wnuH Fay if you want a Nobby team, slug1® or double, At, go to 4 GREEN STREET, BEAR CITY n«TKI.. J. w. bobinson, delldlw proprietor. THE PRESS MONDAY MOUSING, DEC. 22, 1878 Gossip and Gleani^ ' Sensible horses discredit the epizoot report*. Fashionable horses refuse to be clipped A genius is popularly supposed to be one who can do anything except make a living. Door plates a foot loug are popular in Xew < York. Society while offering enjoyment of tba highest character, imposes a corresponding obligation.—[Bayard Taylor. A Connecticut paper anuounces Mr. Bar tett s forthcoming appearance in Sbaks peate's tragedy of “Richelieu.” It cos* the Kentucky Central Railroad $5, 000 the other day to make Mrs. William Z. Cook a widow Bobby, why don’t your mother sew up your trousers ? ’Cause she's down to the vestry sewing for the heathen. Scotch Keeper (to Young Sportsman) Ye line shot a hoy. Young Spor'sman— Good heavens.' Is it possiblet What shall 1 do? Keeper (immovable)—Giehim ashullin. The horse bit ll*e parson, How came that* to pass? TLe brrse heairi the parson Say, “All flesh is grass.” Have the the courage to cut the most agree able acquaintance you have when you arfl convinced he lacks principle. “A friend should bear with a friend's infirmities,” but not ids vices. A colored cook expecting eoropany of her own kind, was at a loss how to entertain ihem. Her mistress said—“Polly, yon must make an apology.” “La misses, how can I make a pology ? got no apples, no eggs, no butter, no nuffin to make it wid.” Smith can’t see why his wife should object to his staying at the club so late, simply be cause he said when he came home the other night, “my dear its the coldest year for many ’■lights, at fifteen degrees past ten, the clock stood s xteen minutes below freezo. The servants: Mistress (to new servant girl from the conn rry)—“Now, Eliza, make haste and dress yourself, and make your hair tidy before your master comes home.” Ser vant Girl—Yes’m. “Where shall I find the comb, mum?” Polite gentleman—“Good morning sir, how do you find yourself to-day? Deaf gentleman—“Very stormy and disa greeable.’ Polite gentleman (slightly astonished, but determined to recover to recover lost ground) “luleed! how is your wile!” Deaf gentleman-“Very windy, and bluster ing, indeed.” A Curious Fact in Natural History. The Lemming multiplies so rapidly that in tbe couise ot ten or twelve seasons food be comes scarce, ard on llie approach ot so oe winter when tbe lo<>d question has become one of life or death, the over-stocked market is relieved by an expedient unparalleled in it* nature among lour-footed animals. This sing ular lit tie creature is so local inits habits,that, unless under the circumstances we are about to narrate, it never leaves tbe mountain re gion to establish itself on the plains, where feed is more abundant. The inhuman sug t»l » modem writer iliai our paupers sbonld be packed into r, tun ships, which should be sent out to sea and scuttled, Is sometbiug like tbe method adopted by them selves, to avert tbe famine which tbcatens to annihilate tbeentire species. When the time for tbe benefit of tbe race, or lota! extermination lor the benefit of the r. ce, or total extermination by starvation can no longer be delayed, they assemble in countless thousands in some ot tbe mountain passes leading into tiie plains, and tbe vast army of marytrs being selected they pour across the country in a straight line, airing stream, often exceeding a lr.iW m length and many yards in breadth, devouring every greeu thing in their line nt march, tbe country ov er which they have passed looking as if It bad been plowed or burned with "fire. TLey march principally by night and in the morn ing. resting during the day. but never to set tle in any parliculay locality, however atund aue loou may tie in t, lor lUeir final de.-tiiia tion is tha distant sea, and nothing animate or inanimate, if it can be surmounted, re tards tbe straight onward tide of tl eir ad vance. When the reindeer gets enveloped ;n the living stream,they will not even go round its limbs, but bite its legs until, in its agony and tenor, it plunges madly about, crushing them to death in hundreds, and even killing them with ils teetu. If a man attempts to stem tbe living toirent, they leap upon bis legs, and if be lay about him with a stick they seize it with their teeth and hold on to it with such determined pertinacity that he mayswing it rapidly round liis heal without compelling them to loosen llxir hold. If a corn or hay rick be in the way, they eat tteir way through it,ai d on t.rrivin'g at me smooth face of a rock, they pass round it, forming up in close column again on tbe other side. Lakes, however broad, ate boldly entered and tbe passage attempted, and livers, how ever deep and rapid, are forded, Imped ments in the water being as boldly faced as those on shore. They have been known to pass over a boat and to climb on to the deck of a ship, passing without slop or stay into tbe water on tbe further side Their natural instincts are not in abeyance during this niigiation as females are frequently seen accompanied by tbeir young, and carrying in tbeir teeth some one which has succumbed to the fatigues of tbe march, which might not be stayed until tbe helpless one was recruited. Foxes, lynxes, weazles, kites, owls, etc., hover on tteir line ot march, and destroy them in hundreds. The fish in tbe rivers and lakes lay a heavy toll upon them, and vast numbers are drown ed, and die by other accidents in ‘‘flood and field;” but tbe survivors, impelled by some ir resistible instinct, press onward with no thought of stopping, until they lose themselves in the sea, sinking in its depths as they be come exhausted, in such 1 umbers that for miles their bodies, thrown up by the tide, lie putrefying on the store. Comparatively few ever return to tbeir native haunts, but there can be no doubt that some do so, as they have been seen ou the return, pursuing their back ward journey in tbe same fearless and de termined manner as tbeir advance..—Temple Bar. Leeches. Leeches abound in large numbers in marshes in France, Sweden, and Hungary. The head fisher, with his legs and arms naked, walks along the borders of a marsh, and as he moves among the pools the leeches attach themselves to his lejs and teet. Their pres ence is indicated by their bite, which he leels, and he raises his legs and picks the leeches off. Some are found about the roots ot sea weed, and beneath the moss covered shores and in the mud, while others swim about in ihe shallow, u.uddy water, hut so slowly they are easily gathered with the band. Tae leecher carries a little bag on his shoulder in which lie deposits the leeches as fust as he catches them. In the spring the leech-fislier sometimes has a kind ot spar or harpoon with .ebieb he places pieces ct decayed ani mal matter in the localities frequented by the leeches, which soon gather around the bait, .and are collected in a little vessel half full of water. In ihe summer, bowe/e.-, they letire into deeoer water. The fishers then have to strip and walk in the water up to the chin. Some of them have little rafts tow* upon, made ot twigs and ru'hes. but is Is difficult to propel them among the weeds and aquatic plants. At this season the supply iu the pools Is scanty; the Usher can only lake the lew that swim within his reach, or those that get entangled In the structure of his raft. The business is a horrible one. The leech gatherer Is constantly in the waler, breathing the noxious air ot the maishes, and expesed to attacks ot sgue, rnenuiatism, £c. His sunkeu eyes, hollow cheeks, livid lips, and wce-begone aspect give him the ap pearance of a patient Just from the sickbed. The leech fishery gives employment to many hands, and, although pernicious, is lucrative, they aie exported in great quantities, and are able to be rliard usage. The trader buys his leeches pelt mele, but he afterwards sorts | them for marker. Those generally accounted the best arc the Swedish leeches.